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collage art diet 2016 – week 15

I am late with my posts. I did these three, last week but didn’t get a chance to post them.  Here they are. I quite like the dynamic of piece #62 ( first piece here). It has a sense that’s something is falling apart but they are still holing onto each other for dear life! Not too crazy about the second one here. The last one once again looks like a breathing ocean creature. As you know, I love bubbles and polka dots!

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collage diet challenge recap + 2016 theme

Happy New Year Everyone!

I can’t believe this collage diet challenge is over. I feel like an addict in withdrawal mode and not knowing what to do with myself even though I have some great awesome things lined up for 2016. Thanks for all your emails, notes, comments and conversations around this. It meant a lot and fueled  my enthusiasm even more. This was the first real regimented challenge I have ever done. I have to say I truly enjoyed the dicipline and rigidity of sticking to the rule that I set for myself. I learnt a great deal from it. Letting out some old memories and strong emotions was very liberating. It also reminded me of how at times I can do more even though it doesn’t look like there is an inch left on my already full plate. I just needed to absolutely love what I was doing which I did and that was enough to get me going. Pushing through the moments when I felt I had no new ideas but then something different and interesting in a very subtle way would emerge were the best parts. I think I enjoyed the subtle changes more than anything else. A lot of small ideas and gentle changes have surfaced. I am a big fan of slow, gradual and small changes that come from within rather than drastic make-overs. I am curious where this all would take me.

I have decided to stay on this #collagediet on paper. It is too good and I love it too much. My dream is to have 500 pieces in total of this type of work. I know it is very ambitious. If I hit 250 pieces for 2016 I am content. I am aiming to do three pieces each week till the end of the year and maybe some weeks to do daily work. It is manageable and realistic considering that I am taking on a major exciting assignment that I will be sharing with you soon as well as continuing my work on canvas.

I am hoping to put a selection of my most favourite pieces together soon. Stay tuned for that and I would love it if you continue following the new #collagediet on instagram.


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collage diet challenge – Day 31- great finale

Today is the end of my 2015 collage diet challenge. I am finally here at Day 31 and 100 collages. This was the slowest, never-ending December I ever experienced and usually this month passes me by like lightning. It was an insane diet and oddly enough I am a bit sad that’s over. Obviously it has ended into a new year’s resolution of an ongoing collage diet on a different format which I will share it with you in the next post. I will have a final post on this diet, recapping the highlights and my most favorite pieces. Here are my New Year’s Eve special! It is quite a golden-carpet designer-studded event: wearing a gold sequin dress by DKNY, later on changing into a gold foil wool dress by Stella Mccartney accented by Sergio Rossi tech lace heels and Vhernier jewelry. My last pieces are my take on wish lanterns and fireworks with glitter and gold, closing this month and year with a bang! It’s has been a very special one. Thank you everyone for taking the time to look at them.

Happy New Year!

Wishing you a sparkly and bubbly NYE!

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collage diet challenge – Day 29

Day 29 of december 2015 collage diet challenge. The first two pieces were taken from a super cool leather power dress (by Celine) for a feature on a young art force – Maria Baibakova- in Vogue! I think it is only appropriate for it to re-appear in an art work. The end of this challenge is around the corner. You can also follow #collagedietchallenge15 on instagram.

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collage diet challenge – Day 26

Day 26 of december 2015 collage diet challenge. These pieces all look like creatures to me. I didn’t have much time to spend on these today so they are a bit rushed. I hope I can take my time for the remaining 5 days of the challenge. Holidays are more challenging. It is Boxing Day and I am having another 30% discount an my shop, code goldrushboxing.

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collage diet challenge – Day 25 – Merry Christmas

Day 25 of december 2015 collage diet challenge. Merry Christmas everyone. Today’s pieces are inspired by Christmas colors, glitter, sparkles and hanging ornaments as well as super fancy sparkly Dolce & Gabbana bag for a bubbly party. Hope your Christmas is filled with whimsy, enchanting tunes, soft lights, scrumptious meals, inspiring company and creative ideas. Sounds very romantic but these moments are around in their own way. cheers!

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collage diet challenge – Day 24

Day 24 of december 2015 collage diet challenge. It is a gorgeous sunny day here in Toronto – almost spring like – and the street are buzzing with great energy of the Christmas Eve. Some neutrals for today, more shredding and subtle plays with texture. I am sending you my warmest greetings for Christmas Eve. Have a wonderful gathering with your loved ones. You can also follow #collagedietchallenge15 on instagram.

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